Happy almost Friday everyone! The cold weather in my little corner of the world has finally set in, and I finally got sick. Boo! I guess I didn’t knock on wood hard enough because I keep talking about how I haven’t been sick this year, but now that wellness streak is over. It did last longer than normal though. Usually I start getting respiratory infections in September and don’t get rid of them until March. So, that is an improvement.
I went to the doctor for a checkup Monday and was super healthy and then I woke up Tuesday with a little cold. No big deal. I still ran Tuesday afternoon on the treadmill and I didn’t feel bad. It was just a little congestion. But by Tuesday night, it was full blown! I couldn’t breathe and my chest was so tight. I did a breathing treatment and started some Mucinex. I felt a little better after that, and I slept amazing Tuesday night! I never woke up, which is unusual for me. When I got up Wednesday morning, the tightness in my chest was worse, and I was wheezing. I did another breathing treatment and took more Mucinex throughout the day. By noon, I was feeling a lot better and I thought the medicine was working. But by about 3 all I wanted to do was to lay down and close my eyes. I didn’t have an appetite, and the only thing I ate all day was yogurt. But, I did drink some juice and ton of water.
Around 4, Jeremy and I ran to town to pick up my new inhaler at the pharmacy and he needed a haircut. After that we went home and I was in bed by 6. I thought I would take a nap until he was ready to eat, but I never could fall asleep. My body was tired, and my eyes were tired, but my mind would not shut down. I was supposed to run 6 miles yesterday, and as I was laying in bed being mad at myself that I hadn’t done it yet, I decided that since I couldn’t sleep maybe I could try to run it on the treadmill.
Sometimes I think the Mucinex makes me drowsy. I can only take the fast track kind because the regular kind makes me feel really weird, and I’m totally out of it. I can’t function or even see straight when I take the regular ones. It’s weird! I think the medicine makes me feel worse. I know it really helps with the congestion, but in the process of getting rid of that, it makes me feel really sick.
Since I didn’t feel like cooking dinner, and I needed to eat something, Jeremy said he would take care of that for me. He wasn’t feeling very well either, (I diagnosed him with a sinus infection) so he ordered a pizza.
At 10 I was still awake. I fell asleep sometime after that, but I woke up at 1:15 and was awake the entire rest of the night. My chest and my back hurt from trying to breathe and I couldn’t get comfortable. And, my mind was just racing. I couldn’t make it stop.
I finally gave up trying to sleep and got up before my alarm went off at 5:45 and jumped in the shower. I am breathing better today, and am feeling a little better. I was contemplating on attempting my 6 mile run on the treadmill this afternoon, but I think I will just rest and try to get better so I don’t have to miss out on my 13 miles this weekend. Maybe if I feel better tomorrow I can run the 6 miles.
I am going to take a nap now! I really don’t like cold weather!